Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers

Look for Even More Megamergers in 2014

Experts say that deals like Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp are just the beginning for megamergers in 2014.
Growth Strategies

How to Acquire a Small Business (and Keep Employees Happy)

While there are many books, resources and advisers dealing with M&As at large corporations, there isn't a whole lot of information about acquiring small companies. Here are a few tips to make the road less bumpy.
Technology

Comcast CEO Says Time Warner Cable Buy Is ‘Pro-Competitive' and ‘Pro-Consumer'

In an interview on CNBC this morning, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said that the two companies wouldn't be pursuing the merger if they didn't realistically think they would get it would get regulatory approval.
Technology

Cable Wars: Intel Builds a Web TV Service, Sells It to Verizon

With this deal, Verizon might be looking to take on cable rival Comcast.
Growth Strategies

Suntory Snaps Up Jim Beam for $16 Billion

In a unanimous decision by its board of directors, the maker of Maker's Mark, Laphroaig Scotch whisky and Courvoisier is selling to Japanese beverage company Suntory.
Growth Strategies

Report: U.S. Business Mergers at Highest Levels Since 2001

With deals totaling more than $1 trillion last year, the U.S. accounts for more mergers worldwide than it has in more than a decade.
Technology

Elance and oDesk Announce Merger That Would Create Freelancing Giant

Two of the leading platforms for freelance work have signed an agreement to merge, furthering the advance of the freelance economy.
Technology

The Maker of a Swallowable Pill That Takes Pictures Sells for $860 Million

Health-care products maker Covidien has snatched up Israel-headquartered Given Imaging in an all-cash deal.
Technology

Vonage Buys Vocalocity in Bid to Deepen Roots in Small-Business Voice Service Space

The $130 million deal brings together two providers of Internet-based phone services.
Growth Strategies

Publicis Omnicom and the Tricky Business of a Merger of Equals

Organizational psychologist Ben Dattner offers a playbook for leaders attempting to create a common culture after a merger.
Growth Strategies

When Are Pay-to-Stay Bonuses a Good Idea?

Cisco's deal to acquire Sourcefire includes retention bonuses for key executives. Is it worth paying your top employees to stay?
Finance

Six Business Trends to Watch This Year

In 2012, it will pay to keep an eye on a few key big-picture trends. Here are the ones that make my list for top insomnia producers.
Growth Strategies

Lessons Learned from Failed Mergers

Buying or selling a company? Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes in these business transactions.
Growth Strategies

Are Younger Entrepreneurs Sellouts?

While a new study says Millennials are twice as likely to sell their business, here are a few reasons older entrepreneurs can be willing to sell, too.